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Comparing the Health Burden of Eating-Disordered Behavior and Overweight in Women

Mond, Jonathon M.; Hay, Phillipa J.; Owen, Cathy; Rodgers, Bryan


Objective and methods: We compared the health burden of eating-disordered behavior with that of overweight in a community-based sample of women aged 18-42 years residing in the Australian Capital Territory region of Australia. Participants (n=4643) completed self-report measures of eating disorder psychopathology, health-related quality of life and health service utilization. Body mass index (BMI) was derived from self-reported height and weight. Results: Overweight was associated with marked...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Women's Health
DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2008.1174


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